Site C – 193 Beekman Avenue
This site is located on lower Beekman Avenue (western end) on the north side at the intersection with Clinton Street. It is situated adjacent to the MetroNorth railroad tracks. This end of Beekman is lined with mostly multifamily residential low rise buildings, some with ground floor commercial spaces including restaurants. To the east is a dense single and multi-family neighborhood, to the west on the other side of the railroad tracks is the new Edge-on-Hudson development. Barnhardt Park and the Sleepy Hollow Common are outdoor recreational spaces located to the north. The Tarrytown train station is a 12 minute walk (.6 miles) from the site.
This site is currently owned by the Sleepy Hollow Local Development Corporation. It previously was the home of the United Automotive Workers, built for the workers of the GM plant used to be on the land now being developed by Edge-on-Hudson. There are plans to extend Clinton Street through this lot to provide access to the Sleepy Hollow Common from Beekman Avenue.
Three groups revisioned new purposes for this lot. Their ideas included a hotel, an activity center with skatepark & mini-golf, and a dog park.
Group 2 (Matthew, Wylie & Brendan) envisioned a center full of fun activities like mini-golf, skate park, pump-track for bikes and more! They paid close attention the the landscape design and created several different types of trees for their model.
Hear about their ideas in their own words below!
Group 5 (Amy, Shyam & Ben) designed a hotel aimed at showcasing the beauty of Sleepy Hollow, preserving parts of its history through using the facade of the building already located on the property and with the idea of attracting tourists to the village.
Watch their presentation in the video!
Group 7 (Nico, Ian & Clara) reimagined the space as a dog-friendly park complete with smoothie bar, a Sleepy Hollow merchandise store, bathroom facilities, water features and a sight-seeing center on the roof to allow visitors to view the gorgeous Hudson River landscape.
Hear about their ideas in the video below!
To learn more about the Revisioning Sleepy Hollow’s Vacant Spaces program and to see the projects designed for the other 3 sites, visit archforkids.com/specialprogramsh
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.
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